Here we are ready for Presidents Day this week, and even though the groundhog predicted an early spring a few weeks ago, we’re still having winter here. The whole idea of winter makes me want another steaming mug of coffee, so come join me while we look at the gluten-free menu plan for this week.
There are three 30 Minute Meals this week, including the one for Presidents Day. So, in honor of George Washington’s birthday, we’re adding dried cherries to the Marshmallow Crispy Treats.
For the first time this week we are featuring a Paleo Diet Menu (that’s on Day 7). It includes Boneless Pork Loin Chops Braised with Green Onion, Asparagus with Almonds, Pan-Fried Potatoes and Lemon Sorbet for dessert. The paleo diet is gluten-free since by definition it has no grains, which makes it a natural fit into gluten-free cooking.
What are your thoughts about paleo cooking? Have you tried it yet? If so, did you find it useful?
Gluten-Free Diet Menu Plan
For the Week of February 17, 2013
Day 1 – 30 Minute Meal
Tapioca Pudding with Peach Slices
Day 2 – 30 Minute Meal for Presidents Day
Beef Stir-Fry with Bok Choy over Cellophane Noodles
Marshmallow Crispy Treats Dressed Up a Little – made with Dried Cherries
Day 3 – Soup and a Sandwich
Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches
Roasted Quartered New Potatoes
Romaine Salad with Broccoli, Carrot, Tomato, Garbanzos, Shredded Cheese & Balsamic Vinaigrette
Day 5 – Quick Chili Dinner
Mesclun Salad with Cucumber, Onion, Pepper, Tomato, Corn Chips & Salsa (or your favorite dressing)
Day 6 – 30 Minute Meal
Day 7 – Paleo Diet
Pan-Fried Potatoes with Olive Oil & Herbs
This gluten-free menu plan is designed for those with gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, or celiac (coeliac) disease, but I’ve found that people who have no food allergies like these gluten-free recipes, too. They are wheat-free recipes, as well as barley-free and rye-free. They are suitable for a wheat-free diet, and many are also suitable for the paleo diet or may be casein-free, dairy-free, egg-free, lactose-free, nut-free or refined sugar-free.
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